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Cementerio de Recoleta (1 hr)
According to funeral architecture experts, this cemetery shares the second place among the world’s cemeteries, along with Pare Lachaise of Paris (the first one is Genoa’s cemetery).
Founded in 1822, its six hectares keep a big deal of Argentinean history in national heroes, writers, and science men tombs. At this cemetery you have to visit the tomb of the Duarte Family. This is the tomb where Eva Peron was buried. She was the second wife of president Juan Peron and she was better known as Evita.
The cemetery is located at Junin 1790. The entrance is free and the opening hours are daily from 7 am to 5.45 pm. And how to find Evita’s tomb? Just follow the crowd.
Teatro Colon (1 hr)
You can get a 1 hour tour through the theatre but best is to buy tickets for an opera or concert. Guided Tours start every fifteen minutes and are available from Monday to Sunday, including holidays, from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm (last tour departs at 5:30 pm) and last 50 minutes.
The tour costs 110 Peso for foreign visitors. It is advisable to buy your tickets in advance as the groups are maximum 30 people, and some tours are in English, others in Spanish. Tickets can be purchased by phone with a credit card, or in the Teatro Colón's box office.
The theatre is located at Avenida de 9 Julio, however the official address is Tucumán 1171. Telephone: +5411 4378 7100.
Plaza de Mayo (1 hr)
At the end of the square you have the Casa Rosada (the Pink House), which is the official executive mansion of Argentina. Nevertheless, the President doesn’t really live here. The Casa Rosada also has a museum, with objects related to the presidents of the country. The museum can be visited for free during daytime. You can also see the balcony where Eva Peron made her final farewell address to the Argentine people before she passed away.
The square also reminds of a black period in Argentinean history. The plaza, since 1977, is where the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo have congregated with signs and pictures of their children, who were subject to forced disappearance by the Argentine military in the Dirty War.
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (2 hrs)
The museum is located on Avenida del Libertador 1473. The opening hours are: Tuesday to Friday from 12:30 to 8:30 pm, on Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 am to 8:30 pm. The museum is closed on Monday’s.
Hop-on-hop-off bus (3 hrs – 1 day)
The tour includes 20 stops, which are great tourist points in Buenos Aires. You can check the timetable here. The tour includes an audio tour, so you can learn about the city and its history while driving around. Buses drive around from 8:40 am until 7 pm. There will be a bus every 20 minutes and the total extension of the circuit (20 stops) of 3 hours and 15 minutes.
A ticket costs 70 Peso for an adult per day. You can’t buy tickets on the bus, so you have to buy them in advance from tourist information shops around the city or online.
3cv tour (1-3 hrs)
You can rent a car with driver by the hour. There are different rides possible. More information about the rides and prices can be found at their website. You can contact them by phone: 15-6381-2089 or by e-mail. firstname.lastname@example.org
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